New Delhi. After Supreme Court left almost no choice for him, BCCI chief N Srinivasan has agreed to quit his post to allow free and fair probe in to IPL match-fixing case.
However, Srini has requested the apex court to reconsider their proposal of making Sunil Gavaskar the interim BCCI chief. Srini instead has suggested the name of Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is widely regarded as the Prime Minister of India.
BCCI chief took this decision after closely following Manmohan Singh’s independent leadership, or rather the lack of it, for last 4-5 years and was impressed how, despite being the PM, he let all sorts of people to question his authority time and again.
“Gavaskar is not a bad choice, but public pressure might push him to do some ‘undesirable’ things,” Srini told Faking News.
“I don’t want to take any chances. I need someone like Manmohan Singh who doesn’t care about public pressure or outrage,” he explained.
Sources close to Srini say that the BCCI chief is planning to assume the role of Sonia Gandhi while his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan will continue to play the role of a son-in-law after Manmohan Singh becomes the BCCI chief.
Srini is confident that given his experience in the coal mines allotment scam and the 2G spectrum allotment scam, Manmohan Singh will be an ideal candidate to preside over IPL match-fixing scam.
PMO sources say that Dr. Singh is seriously considering the proposal.
“He has ruled out a third term for himself even if UPA wins the elections, and he had been looking for a post-retirement job where the skills acquired in the last 10 years could be put to best use. This job description by Srini is just perfect!” a PMO source revealed.
“Furthermore, since nobody seemed to be talking about him at all these days, Manmohan ji was feeling a bit like how Katrina Kaif must have felt in Dhoom 3 and therefore he finds merit in this,” the source added.
However staunch supporters of Srinivasan are still standing by him and have asked him not to accept Supreme Court’s proposals so easily.
“He shouldn’t quit. He still has at least 2 years of besharmi left in him,” said a Srini enthusiast.